Scott Hanselman

Visual Studio Command Prompt Here and Search Unknown File Extensions

July 16, 2005 Comment on this post [4] Posted in ASP.NET | Web Services | Bugs | Tools
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I found myself searching my own blog for these three things today to set up another machine for development. Here they are so *I* can find them.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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July 18, 2005 16:22
Just wanted to let you know there is a much better search tool than the one built into windows. It will search through all files for text, and will allow you to use RegEx too!
Its called AgentRansack its free and you might just end up adding it to your 'tools' list!
July 18, 2005 19:00
Here's the link:
July 21, 2005 19:46
Find text in text files??? A registry change? I'll be ... I wrote a patware to do the search! Well, at least mine can do regex searches !

Hey, do you know what's the registry key to modify to get the "file search" automatically instead of the "what do you want to search for" ?

January 15, 2006 1:56
I wasn't getting an "Install" option in Explorer. I spent some time googling to figure out the following one-line batch file.

%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %~f1

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